Sunday, August 8, 2010

How about a walk in the Park?

My husband and I took a walk in the park this afternoon and it was perfect!


The sun felt good when we looked out at the pond.


The pond is very low and looked a little mossy and pitiful but there were still wonderful birds to watch (we think this is a tri colored heron)


and then we saw there was a pair! (I cropped these and they are not as sharp!)


and even this little guy!


The walking path was in the shade


and there were flowers blooming all along the way ( a red Cardinal flower)


We walked for over an hour…


but it was a leisurely walk….


We were kind of like Sunday drivers….


a little slow!


Hope you are enjoying your Sunday afternoon!


What did you do today? Did you get out and about?


Q said...

Looks as if you had a lovely walk indeed!
It is so hot at my house! I can be out for 15 minutes than I take cover in the ac.
It has been years since I saw a tri-colored Heron. Beautiful pair...

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

It looks beautiful at that park...

Today Mr. Comforts and I went to the craft fair in Biltmore Village. After strolling around for about an hour we went to Biltmore Estate for lunch and dined at Cedric's Tavern. After we went to Michaels to pick up something for a new project we are working on for our living room.

JG said...

What a lovely walk you had! Thanks for letting us walk behind you via your pretty photos!

My Hubby & I took a drive out to Westfield, MA to Stanley Park. It's one of our little gems in Western MA, filled with perennials & annuals. While strolling through we always get new ideas for our perennial gardens. :)


Stacey said...

Oh girl, it is so hot here I'm going from the house to the car and back. That's all.

I spy some poke salat in one of those pictures. It grows right outside our bedroom window in the woods. The birds love it! I guess we could eat it too but we never have.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Nope, didn't go anywhere today. My kind of day. Love the photos. Especially the first and the last. You take long walks; no wonder you're so skinny.

Dishesdone said...

What a lovely walk you had! Great pictures along the way!

koralee said...

What a lovely post and your images are amazing. Thank you for visiting me the other day and for all your kind comments. Hugs for a great new week. oxox

M.Kate said...

Certainly looks good to me, enjoy your beautiful summer Diane. Love :O)

Marie said...

There is nothing so lovely as a Sunday Driving kind of walk! xxoo

Vee said...

What fabulous flower shots...the last is so dramatic, but I just love the white one. Slow is what I'm all about anymore so I can appreciate the leisurely stroll you and your hubby enjoyed. We went out for ice cream and invited my daughter and my grandson to meet us there. They did and we had fun.

From the Kitchen said...

What a lovely stroll through your park! Thanks for taking me along. I see that we enjoy a number of the same authors. Back in May, I did four postings on my visit to "Mitford" aka Blowing Rock. Check them out if you have a chance.


Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Lovely photos.

From the Kitchen said...

I'm so glad you are enjoying my "Mitford" ramblings. Indeed, I have long advocated a series like "All Creatures Great and Small" featuring all the wonderful people of "Mitford". I hope Masterpiece Theater is reading my comment!!


Lallee said...

What a nice outing. Beautiful scenery. I hunkered down and stayed in over the weekend. Way to hot and humid down here in FL!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Diane all your photos are wonderful! The Queens Ann Lace almost look like giant snow flakes that way they are positioned.

Anonymous said...

Diane, simple pleasures, a leisurely walk in a park....perfection! That's what it's all about!

I didn't get out and about yesterday except to explore a part of our garden where we had a fallen tree branch removed. It had gotten overgrown under it and hubby cleaned up all the mess and it's looking cool and inviting again under the willows!

Blessings! Diane